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Publication - Statistics publication

Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2016-17: statistics

Published: 27 Feb 2018
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788516099

Statistics on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and alternatives to prosecution, issued by the police and by the Crown Office.

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Contents
Criminal proceedings in Scotland 2016-17: statistics
Table 10(a) People receiving a custodial sentence by main crime/offence and length of sentence, 2016-17[1]

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Table 10(a) People receiving a custodial sentence by main crime/offence and length of sentence, 2016-17[1]

Main crime or offence (Numbers) (Percentages)
Total 1 Up to 3 months Over 3 months to 6 months Over 6 months to 1 year Over 1 year to 2 years Over 2 years to less than 4 years 4 years and over Life Average length of sentence (days) 2,3 Up to 3 months Over 3 months to 6 months Over 6 months to 1 years Over 1 year to 2 years Over 2 years to less than 4 years 4 years and over including life etc
All crimes and offences 12,649 3,495 4,459 2,150 1,427 644 444 30 313 28 35 17 11 5 4
All crimes 8,282 2,353 2,410 1,281 1,202 578 428 30 379 28 29 15 15 7 6
Non-sexual crimes of violence 959 8 35 134 361 207 184 30 950 1 4 14 38 22 22
Homicide etc. 56 - 1 1 6 4 14 30 1,899 - 2 2 11 7 79
Attempted murder and serious assault 595 1 16 82 232 147 117 - 981 * 3 14 39 25 20
Robbery 272 5 13 42 111 53 48 - 829 2 5 15 41 19 18
Other non-sexual crimes of violence 36 2 5 9 12 3 5 - 675 6 14 25 33 8 14
Sexual crimes 386 12 22 64 85 67 136 - 1,229 3 6 17 22 17 35
Rape and attempted rape 92 - - - 1 6 85 - 2,462 - - - 1 7 92
Sexual assault 143 4 10 21 37 41 30 - 947 3 7 15 26 29 21
Crimes associated with prostitution - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other sexual crimes 151 8 12 43 47 20 21 - 743 5 8 28 31 13 14
Crimes of dishonesty 3,312 1,113 1,284 538 277 89 11 - 205 34 39 16 8 3 *
Housebreaking 534 29 95 155 194 56 5 - 451 5 18 29 36 10 1
Theft by opening lockfast places 91 16 43 22 7 2 1 - 254 18 47 24 8 2 1
Theft from a motor vehicle 42 5 26 10 - 1 - - 192 12 62 24 - 2 -
Theft of a motor vehicle 89 16 40 18 12 3 - - 236 18 45 20 13 3 -
Shoplifting 1,627 754 734 132 6 1 - - 118 46 45 8 * * -
Other theft 534 146 236 119 25 6 2 - 192 27 44 22 5 1 *
Fraud 144 33 33 48 14 13 3 - 334 23 23 33 10 9 2
Other dishonesty 251 114 77 34 19 7 - - 181 45 31 14 8 3 -
Fire-raising, vandalism, etc. 322 89 125 46 39 14 9 - 277 28 39 14 12 4 3
Fire-raising 50 2 8 10 17 7 6 - 637 4 16 20 34 14 12
Vandalism etc. 272 87 117 36 22 7 3 - 211 32 43 13 8 3 1
Other crimes 3,303 1,131 944 499 440 201 88 - 302 34 29 15 13 6 3
Crimes against public justice 1,735 923 593 164 41 13 1 - 129 53 34 9 2 1 *
Handling offensive weapons 488 30 118 137 157 44 2 - 391 6 24 28 32 9 *
Drugs 1,013 170 210 182 236 140 75 - 537 17 21 18 23 14 7
Other crime 67 8 23 16 6 4 10 - 597 12 34 24 9 6 15
All offences 4,367 1,142 2,049 869 225 66 16 - 190 26 47 20 5 2 *
Miscellaneous offences 3,876 1,100 1,829 666 205 61 15 - 186 28 47 17 5 2 *
Common assault 1,725 324 817 396 142 43 3 - 219 19 47 23 8 2 *
Breach of the peace etc. 1,841 689 868 224 45 14 1 - 145 37 47 12 2 1 *
Drunkenness and other disorderly conduct 2 - 2 - - - - - 152 - 100 - - - -
Other miscellaneous, including urinating 308 87 142 46 18 4 11 - 240 28 46 15 6 1 4
Motor vehicle offences 491 42 220 203 20 5 1 - 222 9 45 41 4 1 *
Dangerous and careless driving 153 6 52 73 17 4 1 - 286 4 34 48 11 3 1
Driving under the influence 93 18 67 8 - - - - 142 19 72 9 - - -
Speeding - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Unlawful use of motor vehicle 237 16 96 121 3 1 - - 215 7 41 51 1 * -
Vehicle defect offences - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other motor vehicle offences 8 2 5 1 - - - - 128 25 63 13 - - -

1. Excludes a small number of cases which resulted in detention of a child aged under 16, recall sentences and a small number of records we do not have sentence information for.

2. Excludes life sentences.

3. Average sentence length figures for some categories may be underestimated slightly due to late recording of some high court disposals.

4. Includes seat belt and mobile phone offences.


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